How to access breakout rooms in Google Meet


Users that are unable to create breakout rooms in Google Meet.


  • Google Meet


  1. On your computer, start a meeting.
  2. At the bottom right, click Activities icon > Breakout rooms.
  3. In the Breakout rooms creation panel, choose the number of breakout rooms. You can create up to 100 breakout rooms in a call. 
  4. Call participants are distributed across the rooms. To manually move people into different rooms, you can:
    • Enter the participant's name directly into a breakout room.
    • Drag and drop a participant's name into another breakout room. 
    • Click Shuffle icon to randomly mix up the groups.
  5. At the bottom right, click Open rooms.
Tip: A notification will show at the bottom of the screen when participants ask for help from the meeting host. To join that participant's breakout room, click Join. To return to that question later, click Later. On the breakout room panel, an Asked for help banner shows above rooms that ask for help.


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